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Cults and New Religions 2th edition

ISBN:1118722108

ISBN13:9781118722107

Publisher:Wiley

Authors:Douglas E. Cowan, David G. Bromley

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Cults and New Religions Description

This unparalleled introduction to cults and new religiousmovements has been completely up-dated and expanded to reflect thelatest developments; each chapter reviews the origins, leaders,beliefs, rituals and practices of a NRM, highlighting the specificcontroversies surrounding each group.

  • A fully updated, revised and expanded edition of anunparalleled introduction to cults and new religious movements
  • Profiles a number of the most visible, significant, andcontroversial new religious movements, presenting eachgroup’s history, doctrines, rituals, leadership, andorganization
  • Offers a discussion of the major controversies in which newreligious movements have been involved, using each profiled groupto illustrate the nature of one of those controversies
  • Covers debates including what constitutes an authenticreligion, the validity of claims of brainwashing techniques, theimplications of experimentation with unconventional sexualpractices, and the deeply rooted cultural fears that cultsengender
  • New sections include methods of studying new religions in eachchapter as well as presentations on ‘groups towatch’

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